Theodore May

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Theodore May has over 25 years experience as a senior level executive in Fortune 500 and start up entertainment, digital media, and tech, focused on business strategy and new product development. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School with extensive professional experience in live performance as a member of AEA and AFTRA in New York City and regional theatre.

His areas of expertise include the development of new products in broadcast, internet service, and mobile app categories managing and/or working with system architects, engineers, developers, designers, PM's, CTOs, and CIOs, etc.

His business offers an innovative program in presentation skills and technique to companies, university business schools (MBA and MS programs in the Management of Technology), and individuals, with a special focus on executives in tech.

See more of Theodore May's Internal Communications Strategies for Business at www.theodoremay.com.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Theodore May and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

How to embrace speaking in public

What about Toastmasters?

What about Toastmasters?

If Toastmasters provides you with a space and ready audience for the regular practice of the basic tenets of business presentation, great. But remember why you are there.

Everything is improv!

Everything is improv!

Creativity, innovation and disruption rule business today. So, the idea of incorporating improvisation – or improv as it’s popularly known – as a potential engine for creativity into tech organizations makes sense.

What about TED Talks?

What about TED Talks?

It used to be everyone wanted to be a rock star. These days, everyone wants to give a TED Talk. But in everyday business we don’t need rock stars, we just need to be able to develop and deliver good ideas, presented with energy and...

Managing media for your company’s presentations

Managing media for your company’s presentations

Slide management is not simply managing the order in which your slides are presented (although that’s paramount.) It also addresses the way in which companies or departments can share the creative content they generate for all of...

Three reasons for three bullet points

Three reasons for three bullet points

“Rules of Three” abound in presentation principles.

What’s so funny about a business presentation?

What’s so funny about a business presentation?

Lots of executives want their business presentations to be funny or entertaining. They seem enamored of the old vaudeville saw, “Always leave them laughing.” That’s funny.

How would you describe yourself?

How would you describe yourself?

Or why actors don’t like to read their own reviews… and business presenters shouldn’t either.

Does your audience trust you and your body language?

Does your audience trust you and your body language?

How does your body language during a presentation change the perception of your audience?

What about Shark Tank?

What about Shark Tank?

When coaching business school students, I’m often asked, “What about Shark Tank?” Can Shark Tank be held up as a showcase for good business presentation technique?

7 things you should never, ever say when giving a presentation

7 things you should never, ever say when giving a presentation

Common expressions that instantly undermine all your efforts.

What an audience knows

What an audience knows

And how to make sure the audience knows it.

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